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, connecticut, it's also grappling with the issue of guns. no more so than in connecticut. more on bridgeport's largest gun buyback ever. >> william porter says he is done with guns. the elementary school shooting in nearby newtown, connecticut, struck a nerve. >> my wife cried. i was shopping, and we heard it while we were in the store. and she cried. you know, it's wrong. >> how are you doing? >> i'm good. >> porter is turning over his handgun to police in connecticut's most populous city part of bridgeport's largest gun buyback ever. and part of $100,000 donations, police are taking the guns no questions asked. >> every gun we take in is one less gun that has a potential to kill our children. >> more than 100 guns have been collected in each of the first two days and are expected to be melted down. but with millions more scattered across the u.s., can buybacks like this one make a dent? >> these guns could've created victims. and we know that if we can reduce the number of weapons that are available through breaking into people's houses and grabbing guns, we are a safer society. >> bridgep
. investigators continue to search for the fire at bridgeport court that burned dozens of people out of their homes. abc7 news reporter thomas roman is live at the scene. thomas, an emotional night there. >> a very sad 24 hours, ama. the fire started this time last night. family and friends gathered to console maldonado for the loss of her daughter and her parents. she told us she has no warning a fire has started and she didn't hear any alarms. the families were joined by their family with the rosary. all three died in a fire that destroyed the second floor apartment on bridgeport court in west san jose. cecilia maldonado lost her parents and child in a single night. >> the fire alarm didn't go off. >> she says she tried to save them. >> i know my brother's room was on fire. i ran out and tried to get the fire distinguisher and broke the glass. i couldn't put it out. >> she says kyra decided to sleep in her parents' back bedroom. >> they took care of me and my baby. >> the two-alarm fire started 11:00 p.m. on saturday and was quickly put out by the more than 50 firefighters who resp
. the goal was to collect handguns and assault rifles. and in bridgeport, connecticut, a ground swell of gun owners supported the buyback. cnn's david arrest owes at that looks at how the shooting rampage is prompting people to say goodbye to their weapons. >> reporter: william porter says he is done with guns. the elementary school shooting in nearby newtown, connecticut struck a nerve. >> my wife cried. we were out shopping. and we heard it while we were in the store. and she cried. you know? it's wrong. >> okay. how are you doing? >> i'm good. >> reporter: porter is turning over his handgun to police in connecticut's most popular city. part of bridgeport's largest gun buyback ever. and with well over $100,000 in private donations, police are taking the weapons, no questions asked. >> i know that every gun we take in is one less gun that has a potential to kill our children. >> reporter: more than 100 guns have been collected in each of the first two days, and are expected to be melted down. but with millions more scattered across the u.s., can buybacks like this one make a dent? >> these
of the deaths of 20 children in newtown. cnn reports from bridgeport, connecticut, which is holding the biggest gun buy-back in its ift. r >> reporter: william porter said he's done with guns. the elementary school shooting in nearby newtown, connecticut, struck a nerve. >> my wife cried. we were out shopping, and we heard it in the store. she cried. you know, it's wrong. >> okay. how are you doing? >> i'm good. >> reporter: porter is turning over his handgun to police in kondz's most populous city, pat of bridgeport's largest gun buy-back ever. with well over $100,000 in private donations, police are taking the weapons no questions asked. >> i know that every gun we take in is one less gun that has the potential to kill our children. >> more than 100 guns have been collected in each of the first two days and are expected to be melted down. with millions more scattered across the u.s., can buy-backs like this one make a dent? >> these guns could have created victims, and we know that if we can reduce the number of weapons that are available through breaking into people's houses and grabbing gun
launcher photographed by the "l.a. times." bridgeport, connecticut will hold their second buyback program, just 90 miles from newtown. >>> in utah, many flocked to a gun control attendance. in utah one of the few states that permits licensed weapons in schools without exception. >>> and finally, a kentucky state trooper initially had no clue how 22 horse it's turned up in his front yard christmas night. he learned it wasn't the work of santa but instead said the owners came forward and said the horses escaped after a storm hit their home. >>> now to sports, new mexico upset number eight cincinnati. the narrow jumper 55-54 victory. >>> in the nba, overtime, oklahoma city's russell westbrook gave the thunder the lead as they beat dallas 111-105. >>> and dwyane wade was suspended after an incident in which he hit sessions with a knee to the groin. >>> and tim tebow upset about going back to mark sanchez to start the last game of the season. >>> and now to a few college goal games. mirrors the military bowl, 24th ranked san jose state took lead and the spartans went on to a 29-20 win over bow
on bridgeport court in west san jose. cecilia maldonado lost her parents and child in a single night. >> the fire alarm didn't go off. >> she says she tried to save them. >> i know my brother's room was on fire. i ran out and tried to get the fire distinguisher and broke the glass. i couldn't put it out. >> she says kyra decided to sleep in her parents' back bedroom. >> they took care of me and my baby. >> the two-alarm fire started 11:00 p.m. on saturday and was quickly put out by the more than 50 firefighters who responded. two other people were taken to a local hospital as was a san jose police officer who suffered smoke inhalation after rescuing a resident. this man who declined to give his name lived below the apartment. he came by to get what he could salvage. he says he and his girlfriend woke up to screams. >> we freaked out. we saw the fire and the flames and got up instantly. >> now he and 56 others who live at the complex are homeless until the building is safe to live in. >> i am here to grab my stuff and go home. don't really have somewhere to go. >> rod rigo vargas was
is bridgeport mayor bill finch. mayor, good to have you. we have you on the phone because the skype connection wouldn't have been great. >> it's good to be here. we worked so hard, but the technology doesn't always work with you. >> is the gun buyback program drawing a big response? >>s yes, we raised over $100,000 in food coupons from the local grocer and we've had over 300 guns sold back to the city, spent a little over 30,000 in -- you know, i think people are happy to do it. we're only 20 miles from the school and it hit everybody pretty hard. >> gun buyers seem to be back out there getting those guns ever since newtown, talk of new gun laws and gun sales are through the roof in virginia. dealers requested more than 5,000 background checks on purchases. this is eight days after the shooting, we should note. the largest single-day request in virginia and maryland. police projecting they'll get 82 gun permit applications this month alone. are you at all concerned that the gun buyback program isn't making a dent? >> we do believe it's making a dent. we can only handle what happens within our
five with philadelphia and bridgeport and modesto. >> earlier in the show, we told you about shipping deadlines. in order to make your presents on time for christmas. what holiday shopping you leave for the last minute. >> here are your responses. i do all of my hopping christmas eve . >> stocking stuffers go out on christmas eve morning, love the crowd. >> i leave gifts for the kids until the last minute so santa can come through with last minute surprises.
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. >> people across the country, we just heard from the mayor of bridgeport, connecticut, a few minutes ago, a lot of folks trying to get guns off the streets right now. two rocket launchers were part of the 2,000 guns that were part of the buyback a few days ago. is that a better method than putting more guns in tnoticein schools? >> i doubt the rocket launchers are legal right now. the best solution would be to have a police officer in each school. and we have had a program like that for many years. it's called school resource officers, they not only help protect against violence, but they teach a course or two in police work in leadership. they make friends with the kids that are there every day. >> what about the cost of that? what about the cost of that? >> that's the problem, we only had it in perhaps 10% of the schools and when the fiscal crisis hit in 2008, the legislatu legislature had to cut back from that. so it's in a small percentage of the schools. so my proposal is second best. the preference is to have the school resource officers in the schools, that would be the best solut
from stamford, bridgeport, new haven and other communities around there. jenna: questions remain as you mentioned and we're working to get some of those answers as this story develops. here are some live scene shoots we have into our newsroom. vito, one of the things we're working to get is a picture in the local newspaper being reported on the associated press. apparently this local newspaper has a photo of younger students, some crying, some looking frightened according to this description, being escorted by adults through a parking lot in line, hands on each other's shoulders. the number one thing is to try to get the kids out of the school. at this point, hour and a half after this news breaks is it likely all the students are out? >> i would, i would doubt that right now. it takes a while. you're not dealing with high school kids, even middle schoolkids, very quickly they can go out. you're dealing with five to 10-year-olds probably scared out of their wits right now. little by little you have to take them out. make sure there is not anybody else or bad guy in this area. looks like
. >> reporter: what's your name? >> i'm mary jones from bridgeport, connecticut. >> reporter: i said earlier that people here want to come out because they don't want to feel helpless. does this help? >> yes, it does. it does. instead of just sitting there and watching it on the tv. it's much better to just be among and to show the support and the love that we have for them. >> reporter: i don't know if there's anything good that can come out of this, but if there is, what is it? >> like you said, we don't know if there's anything good that can come out of it. just have to pray, pray for the families, pray for everyone. there's nothing that we can really do but pray. you know. >> reporter: thank you, ladies. we're going to move back here. thank you. we're going to move back here and you see these guys over here? they're bringing their candles and they're lighting them. do you mind if we talk to you? >> no, actually. i prosecutefer not to. >> the same over here. sorry about that. >> reporter: it's okay. if people don't want to talk to us, we don't do it. we want to be respectful. you see them
in the 3000 block of bridgeport court. authorities say that three people were killed they were a couple and their 4 year old granddaughter. a san jose police officer who helped with the rescue efforts was one of the three people that transported to area hospitals after he suffered from smoke. >> michael crabtree caught touchdown passes of 49 and 7 yds and finished with a career high of 172 yds, leading the san francisco 49ers to its second straight nfc west title with a 27 to 13 victory over the arizona cardinals on sunday. colin cabinet overcame a slow start to throw a career best 276 yds and two touchdowns as the niners did their part to control the postseason picture. thanks to minnesota up knocking off green bay, the 49ers grab the second seed in the nfc and earn the by week. >> also the last game of the regular season for oakland raiders but not as happy as an ending for the 49ers. they lost to the san diego chargers 24 to 21 a late rally by oakland coming up just short. the raiders finished the season with a record of four in 12. >> we will be right back. >> hillary clinton has no
,200 homicides. >>> the sandy hook school shooting has had an immediate affect on one city. police in bridgeport, connecticut, are determined to get guns off the streets by buying them back using $100,000 in donations from the public. here's david arioso. >> reporter: william porter says he is done with guns. the elementary school shooting in nearby newtown, connecticut, struck a nerve. >> my wife cried. we was out shopping and heard it while we was in the store. she cried. you know, it's wrong. >> how are you, sir? >> reporter: porter is turning over his handgun to police in connecticut's most populous city, the largest gun buyback ever. with well over $100,000 in private donations, police are taking the weapons no questions asked. >> i know that every gun we take in is one less gun that has the potential to kill our children. >> reporter: more than 100 guns have been collected in the first two days and are expected to e melted down. but can buybacks like this make a dent? >> these guns could have created victims. we know that if we can reduce the number of weapons that are available through b
spending, bridgeport, hartford, new haven of $270 million. that would have put 10,000 teachers and support personnel at risk where they aren't graduating 40% of the kids already. >> one of the things, when you add pressure to austerity, it starts to come down. it's the political constituencies with the least power that get snapped. >> oftentimes the groups that have been purt most in the recession or haven't seen their income grow over the last 20, 30 years. what's important is that, i think there comes the realization that one solution of just cutting taxes, clearly to help move an economy forward, you have to think through what is going to help the economy. the idea of austerity, make people lose jobs. it's going to help the economy. in the long run, it's going to be positive for your state. governors see it more quickly and are dealing with it. i'm hoping it becomes more of the talking point across the country. when dealing with a deficit or dealing with looking at issues of raising revenue, what you are trying to do is what will help move the economy forward. when you understand the co
in bridgeport. she said no accumulation there. but it is windy. 50s on the temperatures. i will talk more about this cold air coming up in ten minutes. and what looks to be a rainy pattern. >>> 7:26. the funerals in newtown, connecticut begin today. we'll have more on this as investigators piece this together. >>> and back here at home, free meals for the needy this morning. where it will be happening and who is spreading the holiday cheer. >>> and a holiday shopping spree is in -- spree is in san francisco. how people are making sure some children have a bright christmas. well, inside the brewer, there's a giant staircase. and the room is filled with all these different kinds of coffee. actually, i just press this button. brew what you love, simply. keurig. >>> we will move on. we will never forget. we will in many ways be made stronger for what has transpired. and we will get better ♪ . >> thousands of people packed a high school in newtown, connecticut mourning the victims of the connecticut shooting on friday. last night, president obama and the governor of connecticut were among the spea
to shootings in bridgeport. there needs to be a comprehensive community response, not a peace meal response. that seems, also to be the way we respond to this. we pass an act or some segment of a remedy and pat ourselves on the back as though we have solved the problem. we haven't. this needs comprehensive reform. it's going to need a long term conversation throughout the country and it just our hearts are broken. seeing those little faces, again, perhaps that will be the thing that gets everybody to move. if this was an act of terrorism against the country, we would be moving on several fronts to make sure we left no stone unturned and we were doing everything we could in a comprehensive way. that's what's happened. this continues to be a problem. whether you go back to columbine, whether it's the event that is happened in portland or aurora, what happened to gabrielle giffords, what happened in wisconsin. it keeps going on. as the president indicated, it happens in our cities almost daily. >> congressman thank you for that. this is an act of terrorism by definition of all of us. we are te
nine cases to verdict. he has served as counsel to the bridgeport roman catholic diocese in first amendment matters. i've worked with him personally in a professional capacity when i was attorney general of the state of connecticut. i know him as someone who will do justice and love mercy, and he is a man whom we can be proud to support today, i am proud to support him. i thank president obama for nominating him and the chairman of the judiciary committee, patrick leahy, for his leadership on our committee in making sure that he had a hearing and he had a vote and now this vote here. i want thank also our ranking member, senator grassley, for his graciousness in stating that he would support him and my hope is the united states district court of connecticut, which faces a backlog now, will have the good fortune to have remaining vacancies filled at the earliest possible date by lawyers as eminently qualified as soon-to-be judge michael shea. i thank this body for approving him in advance and i yield the floor. and i suggest the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk
and the end to the right in bridgeport just a street devastated by water damage. all of this for us is a cumulative which is to say that it is on top of the destruction caused by two other events in the last year, a hurricane irene and then by winter storm offered . the total cost of damage from these three storms of the last year is almost $2 billion which is a very significant amount for a small state like ours which incidentally has its own budget shortfall. madam chairman, as your reference, we seem to be entering an age of increasingly violent storms. at think we really have to think carefully about whether and how to rebuild and locations we know of vulnerable and likely to be hit again which means as we go forward we have to take some vision and think about how we replace critical infrastructure. for instance, during each of the three storms in connecticut in the past year. we have most seriously been impacted by a long-term power outages as a result of our aging electrical distribution system. therefore i hope we will use this opportunity to up some power lines underground m
, california, into trust for the benefit of the bridgeport indian colony. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, the chair will postpone further proceedings today on motions to suspend the rules on which a recorded vote or the yeas and nays are ordered or on which the vote incurs objection under clause 6 of rule 20. record votes on postponed questions will be taken later. for what purpose does the gentleman from utah seek recognition? mr. chaffetz: mr. speaker, i move that the house suspend the rules and pass h.r. 4053 as amended. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: union calendar number 509, h.r. 4053, a bill to intensify efforts to identify, prevent, and recover payment error, waste, fraud, and abuse within federal spending. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from utah, mr. chaffetz, and the gentleman from new york, mr. towns, each will control 20 men's. the chair recognizes the gentleman from utah. mr. chaffetz: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempo
on the streets of big cities like bridgeport, hartford, new york, killing children. and the president is right to focus on our children, who are the victims of this horrific massacre last friday. but also day by day, the drive-by shootings in many of these big cities. and so better tracing, better kinds of apprehension of stolen handguns, often the source of violence in our big cities, and law enforcement will tell you, and i've worked with them for 20 years as the state's attorney general before that as a federal prosecutor in connecticut, that the proliferation of handguns is a major threat to them as well as to our children. >> senator, can i ask you, i mean i thought the things you mentioned were a very good list. but it's the same five things that we talk about every time this sort of thing happens. do you think it's going to be any different this time? and i think that you especially coming from connecticut are in a powerful position to take the lead on a lot of this stuff. i know you're trying to do that. but what about it is going to be different this time? >> what's different about it
50 miles an . imagine the waves. all rain from trendon up through bridgeport. some heavy at times. sleet mixing in and snow across parts of the canadian border, winds across a large swath. wind gusting to 50 miles per hour, enough to do some damage. snow totals expected in the next 48 hours or so. along the mountains and across the east side of the great lakes, mostly rain today. looking ahead toward next week. a chance of snow after christmas. let's get through today. >> exactly. my strategy. let's get through today, worry about it when we're there. >>> the wind and rain so powerful in alabama, they uprooted a mercedes dealership's massive billboard. that's the billboard right there. send it crashing into an suv. 50 cars damaged. strong winds flipped some of the cars and downed power lines and debris damaged other cars as well. >>> other stories to talk about this morning. good morning to up. >> thank you, soledad. 2 1/2 hours from now, everything will stop in connecticut and in states across the country. a moment of silence at 9:30 eastern. church bells will toll 26 times in the
in 3000 block of bridgeport court. >> a party save three people were killed were couple and a four year old granddaughter. >> san jose police officer will help with rescue efforts was one of the three people transported to area hospitals after suffering smoke inhalation. >> michael crabtree caught touchdown passes of 49 is 7 yds and finished with career high one under 72 yds, leading this effort cisco 49 a to a second straight nfc west title with a 27-13 victory over arizona cardinals on sunday. >> called a cabinet of a cam slow start to throw for a career best to attend is a charge and two touchdowns as the niners did their part to control the postseason picture is based minnesota knocking off green bay, the 49ers grabbed second seed in the nsc and earn the coveted by week. >> 49ers will not know that play into up to the wild card round of the playoff. >> also the last game of the raiders' season for the oakland raiders but not as happy of unending as for the 49ers. >> they lost to the san diego chargers 24-21. a late rally by oakland coming up just short. >> the raiders since the seas
into bridgeport, connecticut and once you start heading to upstate new york, it's accumulation. we're talking about a foot or more for upstate new york, 3 to 6 for places like massachusetts, worcester and the berkshires. the pocono mountains will see about 6 inches of snow and into northwestern new jersey you're still looking at snow as well. this is a strong area of low pressure, it will work its way across the northeast. the cold air coming in behind it will help enhance the heaviest snow across the great lakes and extreme northern new england. we're also experiencing some bitterly cold temperatures right here in the south. this morning it's 35 in atlanta, 33 in birmingham. the cold air is here. for southerners this is a big deal. we're not used to this cold weather. back to you. >> none of us are. bonnie schneider, thanks so much. >>> the storm has done considerable damage in the southern states. take a look at incredible video we have from a surveillance camera. this is from a walgreens in mobile, bomb bomb. this is from a walgreens in mobile, alabama. >> i've never been in a war zone but
and then of philadelphia bridgeport kind and modesto. riverside ranks sixth followed by new haven conn. stock then at 9 in milwaukee rounds out the top 10. >> if your kids are starting to think about what they may want to study in college and global talent recording company has a list you may want to avoid. in georgetown university's center on education and the work force came up with a list of major's five majors with high unemployment rates for graduates. the top five starting with no. 5 is informations systems. you should major in computer science. no. 4 is an area ethnic or simulation studies, and said a major in psychology. no. 3 is anthropology or archaeology, and said major in criminal justice. no. 2 is a philosophy or religious studies, and stat that suggest made during an elementary education. number one as architecture, at georgetown says major in business administration. >> if you start these programs now you graduate and for five years, those leaders will be fine by then. the thai economy will hopefully have recovered. >> why did you drive dropped out of archaeology then? >> because i like
in the fiscal cliff negotiations? let's go first to bridgeport, connecticut. thanks for waiting. >> i was thinking the republicans should drop the cpi issue that they have been discussing. it seems to me that they're working on getting it worked our for the estate tax. >> the chain on the consumer price index was a point of contention raised on the house floor. the reporting from politico earlier about the loggerheads' this afternoon, they say that the provision would result in lower payments for social security beneficiaries. boston, the independent go ahead. >> most companies in the u.s. are now headquartered in toronto. they make their profit in bermuda. we're spending 47 cents on the dollar on the deficit. we will have to do like canada and put a tax on gasoline. what is your opinion? what should we do to fulfill the debt and our obligation? >> what is your opinion? you said you are tunisia. would it work in the united states? >> we have to tax the gasoline $2 a gallon. in canada, it is $2 a gallon for gasoline tax. they are balancing their budget. >> i am going to let you go. we
creek and then to the right in bridgeport, just a street devastated by water damage. all of this, for us, is cumulative which is to say it's on top of the destruction caused by two other events in the last year, hurricane irene in august, 011, and then by winter storm alfred in october of 201 . the total cost of damage from these three storms over the last year is almost $ billion, which is a very significant amount for a small state like hours -- like ours which has its own budget shortfall right now. madam chairman, as you referenced, we seem to be entering an age of increasingly violent storms so i think we've got to think carefully about whether and how to rebuild and location -- in locations we know are vulnerable and likely to be hit again that means as we go forward, we've got to have some vision and think about how we replace critical infrastructure, for instance, during each of the three storms in connecticut in the past year, we've been most seriously impacted in many ways by long-term power outages 1ru89 of our ages electrical distribution system. therefore, i hope we're going
. a parent describing a trip in an automobile from bridgeport to newtown racing to get there to see whether their child was alive and survived. and the joy when they were able to see their kids and the complete and utter despair when your child was not one of the kids who came out. and chris murphy and dick blumenthal and elizabeth este, our colleagues, were there. these first responders who came on the scene and prevented the loss of more lives deserve our unending thanks. the great coordination by our state police and local police, everything that transpired, all of the volunteers that participated, the teachers, the professionalism that they exhibited, the execution of a drill that they had been through time and again. as rosa talked about, the principal and the teacher who sheltered her children and gave her own life. these are difficult things. as chris has so eloquently said, we're seeking answers and know that we must move on. where do you find the strength? we found the strength in a great leader and a governor, dan milloy who has been there all four days and beyond. at the vigil la
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